Henry T. Weinstein, 76, a veteran movie producer who may...

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September 26, 2000

Henry T. Weinstein, 76, a veteran movie producer who may be best known for trying to help Marilyn Monroe complete her last film, died Sept. 17 in Boca Raton, Fla., where he lived.

He had been ill for some time, his family said.

Mr. Weinstein retired from the movie industry in the mid-1990s after producing films and working in television and theater for more than four decades.

He became a producer of the last movie in which Miss Monroe was cast, "Something's Got to Give," when, as David Brown of 20th Century Fox recalled later, "Her therapist said it would be better if Marilyn had someone who understood her and could deal with her."

Another highlight of Mr. Weinstein's career came years later, in 1985. He was executive producer of the movie "Runaway Train," which received three Academy Award nominations.

He also produced the film of F. Scott Fitzgerald's "Tender Is the Night" (1962), starring Jennifer Jones and Jason Robards Jr., and "Joy in the Morning" (1965), based on a novel by Betty Smith.

His work in television included the vice presidency of creative affairs and production for American Film Theater, which produced film versions of serious plays for subscription audiences in movie theaters. Among them were "A Delicate Balance," starring Katharine Hepburn, Paul Scofield and Joseph Cotten, and "The Three Sisters," with Laurence Olivier and Joan Plowright.

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